A phone call to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, historic though it may be, will have to suffice for the moment while the offer of an “encounter” is put on hold. The White House tweeted a photo this afternoon to commemorate the occasion.
Historic phone call in the Oval Office: President Obama speaks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. pic.twitter.com/qghFAUCIA7
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 27, 2013
— Hassan Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) September 27, 2013
— ⭐❤ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) September 24, 2013
— Proud Patriot (@ProudPatriot) September 27, 2013
Sound effect that accompanies pool report on Iran turning down Obama request for "an encounter" at UNGA http://t.co/lZ0fSeGauK
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 24, 2013
@lachlan "Offering an encounter" sounds creepy…perhaps that's why the Iranians turned him down?
— Sheryl (@sav01) September 24, 2013
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 24, 2013
It wasn’t lost on some that the president’s phone call with Iran’s president came at the end of a week in which congressional Republicans have been accused of holding the country hostage and negotiating with “a bomb strapped to their chest.”
— Team Boehner (@TeamBoehner) September 27, 2013
Obama won't negotiate with the GOP who he calls "hostage takers" while he talks to ACTUAL hostage takers: Iran. Weird.
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 27, 2013
@gretawire Obama is setting The USA for a downfall. Negotiate with Iran but call The Tea Party a problem with the political process
— tod fox (@Gamecockmtm1967) September 27, 2013
Obama won't negotiate with GOP "hostage takers," but will with Iran who has actually taken Americans hostage. #Forward
— don't come for me (@elisabethlehem) September 27, 2013
In the past #Obama has called the House GOP 'hostage takers.' Today he spoke on the phone with the leader of Iran–which held US hostages
— John Ruberry (@Marathonpundit) September 27, 2013
Still waiting for that phone call…
Obama speaks to pres of terrorist-sponsoring state Iran by phone. Bryan Terry's parents? Still havent heard a word. http://t.co/bkBFBvsgyV
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 27, 2013